How To: Demo Skis

When it comes to skis it's always good to try before you buy. Which is why demoing skis is a good idea. Line Skis' Alex Albers told us what kind of research to do before you demo, how to fully test the skis on snow, and what he looks for in a ski.

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10 Tips on Skiing the Backcountry

Including advice from Seth Morrison, Chris Davenport, and Alaskan heli-ski guide Kirsten Kremer, we offer up a crucial list of facts and tips you need to know before you head out of bounds.

Jordan Grano started Folsom Custom skis last year in Boulder, Colorado.

Custom Skis

You can have your skis built just the way you want them. Here's a look at one of Colorado's custom ski shops.

Slowing down and making lots of turns will keep your speed in check and let you feel more of the mountain. You’ll get a better feel for what the snow is doing under your feet before an obstacle out of nowhere slams you.

Ten Tips For Skiing In Flat Light

Your favorite place to be on the mountain is out in the open bowls arcing huge high-speed turns. But when the clouds move in and the wind is screaming, you can’t see a thing in front of you. You can’t tell which way is up or down, your stomach is turning, and you’re starting to feel dizzy. This can be an intimidating situation and stops even the most seasoned experts dead in their tracks. But you’ve got to keep on moving. Don’t let whiteout situations ruin your day. Here’s how to get down the hill safely and have a little fun in the soup while you’re at it.